Wondering what David Cook’s upcoming album, This Loud Morning sounds like? Jim Cantiello got a first listen. Read tweets from @jambajim HERE.
Aw. Kris Allen attended the retirement party for his Kindergarten teacher. The Season 8 winner made a special trip to Tolleson Elementary school to speak at the school principal’s retirement party. He recalled what a wonderful teacher Ms. Diane Ashenberger was and how he and his brother Daniel, adored her. See the photo HERE.
Images: Haley Reinhart Visits Wheeling Village Board
American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart visits a Village of Wheeling Board Meeting on Monday, June 6.
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Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald Are “In It For the Long Haul,” Says Pal Alexa Vega
The newly affianced couple seem unaffected by the short duration of their relationship and “know” they are right for each other. And so do their pals! Actress Alexa Vega opened up to OK! about the duo’s instant chemistry.
Alexa shared that the relationship between the Twilight goddess and American Idol alum is “fantastic.”
“They are perfect for each other,” she told OK! on the red carpet. “If I was to say anything, they are in it for the long haul.”
While OK! was interviewing Alexa, Nikki ran up to giver her pal a smooch.
Alexa joked, “Our boys are boyfriend and girlfriend,” and Nikki agreed, “They are! They are boyfriend and girlfriend.”
Read more at OK
Nikki Reed’s Engagement Ring: All the Details!
“This is a modern version of a platinum and diamond eternity ring that could also work as a stunning wedding band,” says O’Connor. “It features full diamonds surrounded by intertwining platinum, and is a great symbol of two people bonding together for a lifetime. Estimated price tag: $30,000.”
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Idoloonies: Lauren Alaina on Defending Haley, Making Sense of Randy, and Being ‘The One’
If you got tired of hearing Randy Jackson tell American Idol contestants they were “in it to win it” this season, you weren’t alone. In a funny and freewheeling Idoloonies interview, Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina explains why she and her fellow finalists dreaded hearing those words from the Dawg, and further scratches her head about Randy’s season-long commentary about her return to being the girl the judges fell in love with at the Nashville auditions.
Read more at TV Line
CARRIE HITS DOWN UNDER(WOOD)
US singer and former American Idol starlet Carrie Underwood will arrive in Australia for her promotional tour this Friday.
And it would appear that her record company Sony is pulling out all the stops to make sure everyone knows she’s in town, with TV performances confirmed for both Sunrise and Dancing With The Stars, as well as appearances on Today Tonight and The Circle.
Carrie will also take time out of the busy promotional schedule to perform at an exclusive industry and media showcase in Sydney.
Read more at Auspop
Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald: Inside Their Whirlwind Romance
Just a few months ago, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald were strangers.
Now the couple, who met in March at the premiere of Red Riding Hood, are engaged and looking for a home together.
“I’ve never met anyone like him,” the Twilight actress, 23, told PEOPLE in May of the American Idol contestant, 26. “I’ve never met anyone who has such a good solid heart and comes from such a good solid family and is just a genuine person.”
Read more at People
‘Twilight’ Star Nikki Reed Is Engaged: Commence Cullen Wedding Preparations!
Nikki’s role as Rosalie—the most beautiful of the uber-attractive Cullen clan—assures us that she’ll be a beautiful bride. But what about the rest of the wedding planning? Nikki gushed on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet about the beautiful wedding scene in “Breaking Dawn,” which got us wondering: How could she put the Cullen powers to use in planning her big day? We’ve got tasks for our most gifted undead favorites after the jump.
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Winnie Mandela on biopic: I wasn’t consulted
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela still isn’t supporting a film about her life starring Jennifer Hudson, but she tells CNN that it has nothing to do with the Oscar winning actress.
“I have absolutely nothing against Jennifer, but I have everything against the movie itself,” she told CNN’s Nadia Bilchik.
The film, titled “Winnie,” has sparked controversy not only because an American was cast in the role rather than a South African actor, but also because Mandela sought to impede the film’s production.
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‘The Glee Project’: Matthew Morrison changes his tune
“I’m just not a reality-show kind of guy,” Morrison tells Zap2it, “and I thought it was kind of cheap that they would go about doing it that way, because [‘Glee’] is so great. I’ve always trusted [executive producer] Ryan Murphy, though, and he explained to me what it was and what they were trying to create.
“I think they really found some good talent, and it’s a much more personal experience going through something like that than just having auditions and meeting someone for two minutes. You really can get into people’s lives and where they come from. I’m interested to see it.”
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‘Glee’: The Show’s Stars on Their Favorite Season 2 Songs
It’s been a week since New Directions failed to make the cut at Nationals during Glee’s Season 2 finale. And there’s still two weeks to go before the June 12 premiere of Oxygen’s The Glee Project helps you get through the long summer months until Glee’s third season begins in the fall. To feed your Glee fix, The Hollywood Reporter checked in with a few of the cast members to see what their favorite musical highlights were for the recently concluded season.
Chris Colfer: “ ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye,’ was my favorite solo I’ve done and it was my idea,” he said of the song from Sunset Boulevard that was featured during the “Born This Way” episode. “I asked Ryan to let me do it because I think the words are perfect for [Kurt returning to McKinley High] and I love Sunset Boulevard when Norma Desmond returns to the studio. Something about it is perfect and he agreed.”
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